Deborah Eisenberg didn’t start writing until she was in her thirties and even then was a reluctant starter. Yet she has been awarded the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, and is a member of the Academy of Arts and Letters, among other distinctions. Reviewing her collection of short stories, Twilight of the Superheroes, The New York Times Book Review named Eisenberg , “one of the most important fiction writers now at work.” A playwright and actress, Eisenberg will be joining us in Paris hot off the boards of her acclaimed performance in Wallace Shawn’s "The Designated Mourner," in which she starred alongside Shawn. She writes for The New York Review of Books and The New Yorker, among other leading periodicals.
Deborah Eisenberg speaks here about short-form fiction with Transfuge editor Oriane Jeancourt in a discussion held Sept. 21 at Maison de la Poésie during the World Writers' Festival.